Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Mahmoud Mansour, MD

Mahmoud Mansour, MD

Bio

Medical School: University of Jordan, Faculty of Medicine

Residency: University of Missouri

Bio: I completed my residency at Mizzou where I received very good internal medicine training. During my residency, I became more aware of the prominent percentage of older adults in the health care system. This has made geriatric medicine fellowship a natural learning path for me to further understand geriatric pathophysiology and better serve patients in my future career in Hospital Medicine or Gastroenterology. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife, cooking Mediterranean food, taking care of cats, and fishing.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Ingrid Berg, DO

Ingrid Berg, DO

Bio

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University

Residency: Family Medicine Adventist Hinsdale

Bio: Working through the COVID Pandemic as a rural hospitalist prompted me to segue into a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. I have always gravitated toward leading and championing end-of-life and goals-of-care discussions throughout my career, but never had any formal training. When I heard Dr. Zweig describe the fellowship in a video on the Mizzou website, I felt right at home. Dr. Zweig—at that time the dean of the medical school—talked about how narrative medicine and art in medicine compliment the comprehensive inpatient and outpatient curriculum. Concurrently working on a master of arts in medical humanities from another Midwestern university, Mizzou is a great fit.

Nazmul Hasan Choudhury, DO

Nazmul Hasan Choudhury, DO

Bio

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Internal Medicine Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Bio: During my virtual interview at Mizzou, I was drawn to the positive attitudes of the faculty and staff. When I arrived for fellowship, everyone was very helpful and supportive. For me this included learning how to navigate a new EMR (Cerner) and the hospital layout.

The fellowship interview highlighted a wide variety of clinical experiences. So far I have worked with faculty in outpatient, inpatient, hospice home and hospice nursing home visits. Each environment has helped me feel more comfortable discussing goals of care, prognosis and symptom management. Some of the patients we see in hospital are followed longitudinally from the hospital into the community either in palliative clinic or on hospice visits. This continuity of care is another aspect that has enhanced my overall learning.

Hospice and palliative medicine appeals to me because I feel that it is an essential part of my training. My goal is to be a well-rounded physician who can recognize the interface between disease-oriented treatment, palliative medicine and hospice. Developing this skill set will allow me to support to our specialists and patients during crucial moments of care.

I have lived in large cities (Los Angeles), small towns (Dothan Alabama), and everything in between. Columbia appealed to me because it has most of the amenities of a large city without being as crowded.

Christopher Miller, DO

Christopher Miller, DO

Bio

Medical School: Kansas City University

Residency: Internal Medicine at  Freeman Health System

Bio: I first became interested in palliative medicine accidentally during my third year of medical school. Performing clinicals in the small town of Searcy, AR did not allow for many elective opportunities, but palliative care was available on my elective month. I'm so fortunate Dr. Wyatt took me under his wing and introduced me to a side of medicine I didn't know existed.

Following IM residency I took a Hospitalist job in Fort Myers, Florida. While the weather was wonderful, the yearning for home ultimately wore me down. I decided I wanted to pursue Palliative Care, and what better place to call home than the birthplace of homecoming! Dr. Craig and the team at Mizzou made returning to Columbia an obvious choice. His passion for palliative care, wellness, and education is unrivaled. The HPM fellowship at Mizzou will undoubtably make me a better physician and give me the opportunity to make the most impact for my patients.

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Marc Propst, MD

Marc Propst, MD

Bio

Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia

FM Residency 2019-2022: University of Missouri Health Care

Bio: My wife Heather and I are from Springfield, MO. We have 3 kids Graham, Millie and Brooks. Attending Medical School at Mizzou gave me a glimpse of the Family Medicine Department. It was an easy choice to stay and train with an incredible department. As I evaluated Primary Care Sports Fellowships, I once again had an inside glimpse to a program. Mizzou's fellowship allows a breadth of experience with knowledgeable faculty with diverse training backgrounds. I knew I would get top notch sports clinic training, sporting event and training room exposure, autonomy in practice, dedicated pediatric sports clinic training, orthopedic specialty exposure, ultrasound training and procedures, and continue to have opportunities to grow in my board-certified field as well. I will enjoy the opportunities to teach medical students and residents. There is enough structure yet flexibility to help me gain the training I need for my desired career. Columbia has been a great town to raise our family with tons to do.